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Trivia Quiz #36

1. For what art, craft, profession, or occupation is an ancient Greek named Sophocles famous?
2. In which of Shakespeare's plays does a fencing match takes place? Hint: One of the fencing foils has a poisoned tip.
3. What word or phrase in the following sentence is the complete indirect object of the sentence? "The fat millionaire from Dallas generously gave the Salvation Army one of his old Mercedes."
4. Name the 20th Century American composer/writer team who wrote South Pacific.
5. Two members of the Second Triumvirate of Rome were Octavius and Lepidus. Who was the third member of the triumvirate?
6. Name the second city on earth ever to be destroyed by an atomic bomb.
7. Name the man from Hollywood who followed Jimmy Carter as U.S. president.
8. In the U.S. during the Prohibition era of the 1930's, the term "speakeasy" referred to which of the following? a paid informer; a popular radio announcer; a theater where talking pictures were shown; or an illegal nightclub where liquor was served.
9. What do political scientists mean by the term "autocracy"?
10. What do English grammarians say should be the case of the subject of a gerund?
11. On which continent does one find the small country known as Burundi?
12. Name the oldest continuously settled city in the continental United States.
13. The term simian refers to which of the following? something which is simple and uncomplicated; something which is slippery; an animal which is "monkey-like"; or an animal which lives in a swamp.
14. To the nearest trillion miles, what is the length in miles of a light year?
15. What element has the distinction of having the atomic number, #1?
16. If the radius of a sphere is doubled, what happens to the volume of the sphere?
17. Is basalt a sedimentary rock, an igneous rock, or a metamorphic rock?
18. The thyroid, the pancreas, the adrenal glands and the testes are all part of what system of bodily organs?
19. Which part of your body is affected if you have a deviated septum? the nose; the navel; the knee; or the knuckles.
20. What is the name of the woman who served as Governor of Alabama from 1967 to 1968?
21. Name the small island in New York Harbor which is known as "the Gateway to the New World" and which was used for many years as a reception center for immigrants to the U.S.
22. The Romans called him Mars. What did the Greeks call him?
23. What is the French word for "house"?
24. Lilliputian is best defined as which of the following? extremely large; extremely small; extremely ugly; or extremely handsome.
25. Name the mountain range which forms the boundary between France and Italy.

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